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Asus Announces Padfone, a Smartphone-Tablet Combo

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May 30, 2011, 8:01 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Asus today announced a new product that blends the functionality of both an Android smartphone with an Android tablet. The Padfone features an Android smartphone that docks inside a slate-style tablet device. The tablet device offers a bigger screen, stereo speakers, and an extended battery, but the operating system and core features are provided by the smartphone. Asus says the operating system can transition seamlessly between the phone and tablet when the phone is inserted. Asus points out that this will allow users to "eliminate data transfer" as all the data and media are kept on the smartphone and don't need to be installed/replicated on the tablet. It also supports the smartphones cellular capabilities without the need for a second SIM card/data subscription, and the pad can be used to charge the phone's battery when needed. Asus shared few other details, but indicated that it is targeting a holiday launch for the product.

more info at Asus »
more info at Engadget »

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carriers won't be happy... neurocutie May 30, 2011, 11:11 PM
They have a good selling point MileHigh8710 May 30, 2011, 8:25 AM
Asus Mark_S May 30, 2011, 9:39 AM
Will this sell unlocked? island-guy May 30, 2011, 3:00 PM
Amazing Idea... devilsmafia May 30, 2011, 1:32 PM
Is there a price on this yet. Larrys7791 May 30, 2011, 9:46 AM
thats a good idea. Daniel Dc5 May 30, 2011, 9:34 AM
 
 
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